Biometrics Commissioner and Surveillance Camera Commissioner: Public Appointments

(asked on 29th April 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to enable the appointments of the (a) Surveillance Camera Commissioner and (b) Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material when the current post holders terms conclude.


Answered by
Kit Malthouse Portrait
Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
This question was answered on 11th May 2020

The process to appoint a Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material, will be made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments (Governance Code), and is under consideration including consultation with the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/578498/governance_code_on_public_appointments_16_12_2016.pdf

As set out in the Governance Code, Ministers are consulted about all the possible recruitment options.

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